Cirencester is located in Gloucestershire in the English countryside. This charming market town is situated about 150 kilometers west of London. During Roman times, Cirencester was the Roman Capital of the Cotswolds. Visitors will find plenty of shopping venues and traditional Cotswold styled buildings. There is a farmer's market held in town every other Saturday. Visitors will also find there are also numerous other sights to see in Cirencester as well, including a Roman amphitheater that is located on the outskirts of town and a museum that offers information about the local area and history.
Cirencester has a rich, diverse and engaging history. This idyllic little town has a strong Roman influence, and was a major trading hub for Roman occupied and governed Britain. During Roman occupation of the town the unmatched levels of personal income that the citizens enjoyed meant that the town quickly grew and expanded to become the second largest city in the whole of Britain.
Used in equal measure for the movement of consumer goods and military personnel, Cirencester is a town steeped in history and a comprehensive view of it can be viewed in the Corinium Museum, as the museum houses many genuine relics from the various Roman eras. One particularly prominent attraction within the Corinium Museum is the vast collection of Roman mosaics which remarkably, have remained fully intact even to this very day! Recent excavations around the perimeter of the town have managed to unearth a Roman amphitheatre as well, but sadly more excavation is required in order to fully unearth it. The Museum has been praised for its interactive displays, so if you are a parent, you will be pleased to note that there are plenty of activities suitable for families and children.
If the novelty of the ancient Romans is not enough to keep your kids amused then you may want to take a visit to the Cotswold Water Park as well.